The Law Office of Abby Allford, PLLC

The Law Office of Abby Allford, PLLC Criminal Defense, Business and Tort Litigation, Insurance/bad faith claims, Landlord/Tenant, Family Law, Oil & Gas, and family law

Complex Criminal and Civil Litigation Attorney:

Abby Allford is a solo practitioner with the Law Office of Abby Allford, PLLC. She is experienced with complex criminal and civil litigation across multiple jurisdictions throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Miss Allford negotiates and resolves advanced felony and misdemeanor cases including murder and s*xual assault cases, litigates contested family law

cases of all levels, and represents plaintiffs and defendants with civil litigation disputes including all aspects of tort litigation, insurance defense, bankruptcy defense, employment law issues, commercial/transactional litigation, contract litigation, and medical malpractice defense. Abby Allford graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2003 with a B.B.A. in marketing and earned a J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2008. She also previously worked for the Texas Attorney General's office defending tort litigation claims and worker's compensation claims against the state of Texas. Miss Allford additionally worked for the State of Oklahoma in the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office as well as the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals while in law school. She understands the criminal defense system, having worked for the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office, the McLennan County District Attorney's office in Texas, and currently works on the side of the accused. Specialties: Licensed Attorney in the Western District of Texas; May 2010
Licensed Attorney in the State of Oklahoma; September 2009
Licensed Attorney in the State of Texas; May 2009
Licensed Legal Intern in the State of Oklahoma; June 2007;
Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution by N.I.T.A.; May 2008
Certified in NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing; December 2011
Areas Of Practice:

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas,
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,
Travis County Bar Association, Williamson County Bar Association, Williamson County Women’s Law Association, American Bar Association, Board Member for the Williamson County Women's Law Organization, Executive Women of Texas Government

Volunteer Organizations and Projects: Junior League of Austin, Advocate for the Center for Child Protection, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas/Austin, Untitled Service Project through Riverbend, Coats for Kids, and Adoption Day


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The Law Office of Abby Allford, PLLC

The Law Office of Abby Allford, PLLC

I have a passion and true conviction for what I do for a living. I treat every client as if he/she is family. My motive stems from my heart, and my compassion leads to successful results. There is nothing more rewarding and fulfilling than working to impact others' lives through promoting justice in each individual case.



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U.S. Asks Texas Judge to Put Immigration Ruling on Hold
Bloomberg By Joe Schneider
February 23, 2015 2:11 PM

(Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration asked a Texas judge to suspend an order that blocked a plan to let as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants stay in the country, warning that the Justice Department will go over his head if he takes too long.

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The administration gave U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, until close of business Wednesday to act on his own before it goes directly to an appeals court in a bid to temporarily set aside his order. The move marks an escalation by President Barack Obama, a Democrat, against a coalition of largely Republican-led states that oppose his expanded programs as a form of blanket amnesty for some illegal residents.

More from Biotech's 'Boy Genius' Faces New Allegations of Wrongdoing. If Hanen puts his ruling on hold, federal agents could start processing the undocumented immigrants’ applications to remain and work in the U.S. while 26 states challenge the policy in court.

The states, led by Texas, convinced Hanen that the president and the Department of Homeland Security probably sidestepped federal rules that policy makers must follow to implement new regulations without congressional authorization.

The judge, in a preliminary finding on Feb. 16, said the states would probably succeed in proving the administration had skipped the required steps providing the public a chance to study the new rules and comment before they take effect.

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Hanen hasn’t yet weighed the states’ additional complaint that the administration overstepped its constitutional authority by unilaterally altering immigration laws.

‘Lack’ Authority
“The preliminary injunction was entered at the urging of states that unquestionably lack any authority over the nation’s immigration policies,” the Justice Department said in papers filed Monday in federal court in Brownsville.

Hanen “erroneously” interpreted federal statutes to give states the right to “interfere with federal enforcement discretion in the federal courts,” administration lawyers said. Hanen himself acknowledged the theory “has never been found sufficient” by another court to justify state interference in federal policy-making, the U.S. lawyers said.

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Unless Hanen’s opinion is overturned, they said, it “would mark a significant expansion of the powers of the federal judiciary and the states” into areas the White House claims are constitutionally earmarked for the executive branch.

The White House told Hanen it didn’t need to follow the rule-making protocol because the initiative involves revised guidelines, not formal rules, which immigration agents are to follow at their discretion. The administration also claims it has the authority to prioritize federal resources and the enforcement of immigration laws however it sees fit.

Federal Agents
Hanen temporarily blocked the deferred-action program on Feb. 16, less than 48 hours before federal agents were to begin processing applications from undocumented workers who’ve been in the U.S. at least five years and have close family ties here. The program provides protection from deportation, work permits and some federal benefits if the immigrants meet certain criteria, including passing a criminal background check.

The Obama administration said it needed to keep that program on track to avoid having to spend more to restart it later. It also disputed Hanen’s finding that the states will be stuck with millions of dollars in costs to provide mandatory services, such as drivers’ licenses, to immigrants who qualify for deferred action.

The White House asked Hanen to consider partially lifting his injunction, so that it doesn’t apply outside of Texas or affect the 24 states that didn’t join the lawsuit. They said Hanen’s order doesn’t address arguments submitted by 12 states and the District of Columbia that they’ll economically benefit from the deferred action program.

About an hour after the U.S. filed its bid to suspend Hanen’s order, the Texas Attorney general’s office sent the judge a letter asserting there’s no need to hurry his decision.

The U.S. has known the states wanted to block the deferred action program since Dec. 4, according to the letter, and should have spoken up sooner if the administration felt there was an emergency need to start the program on Feb. 18, as originally scheduled.

The Obama administration’s odds of getting Hanen’s order suspended on appeal are “close to zero,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Fox News Sunday. Courts grant stays to maintain the status quo, he said. “The status quo is the immigration law passed by Congress, not the immigration law imposed by the president.”

Abbott said the states will take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, because they believe the challenge is less about immigration policy than about the president’s “over-reach” of his constitutional authority. He predicted the states will win “unanimously” at the high court.

The case is Texas v. United States, 1:14-cv-00254, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (Brownsville).

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Come see me for a free consultation today!! I will be in my office all day until 8:30 p.m. at 823 Congress Avenue in Suite 704! I look forward to addressing all of your legal needs in the areas of employment law, contract law, commercial law, personal injury, criminal law, immigration law, and family law.

Abby Allford

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! Please be safe during your upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations and don't forget to plan ahead to reserve a cab or a designated driver to get you home. I am sure that you are aware that the legal limit of your blood alcohol concentration to operate a motor vehicle is .08 and is determined by your blood or your breath sample. If you are arrested for a driving while intoxicated offense, it is your right to refuse all tests, and I would advise you NOT to provide a sample of your breath and/or blood unless a warrant is executed. An arresting officer can take you to a hospital and force you to allow a nurse to extract a sample of your blood. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case that changed the limitations on what arresting officers are allowed to do in these situations. If you are arrested for DWI, and a sample of your blood is taken involuntarily, you need to make sure your 4th Amendment Rights were not violated. You can call me to determine if your arrest was lawful/legitimate at 512-212-6168. There is also additional information on my website regarding drunk driving offenses at

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I have a passion and true conviction for what I do for a living. I treat every client as if he/she is family. My motive stems from my heart, and my compassion leads to successful results. There is nothing more rewarding and fulfilling than working to impact others' lives through promoting justice in each individual case.


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